‘Tis the season for additional episode orders, it seems. Following on the heels of CBS’s order for an additional eight episodes of Elementary comes word that Fox has picked up freshman series Ghosted for six more episodes.
Created by Tom Gormican with a pilot directed by executive producer Jonathan Krisel, the first season of the sci-fi comedy series is now set to run for a total of 16 episodes. With that episode total upgrade also comes news that Paul Lieberstein (The Office) is set to join the show as executive producer and showrunner, replacing the outgoing Kevin Etten (Workaholics).
Here’s an overview of Ghosted from Fox:
From 20th Century Fox Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Gettin’ Rad Productions, a cynical skeptic (Craig Robinson), and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal (Adam Scott), are recruited by a secret government agency to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Craig Robinson and Adam Scott will both serve as executive producers, in addition to starring. Other EPs are Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman and Tom Gormican (“That Awkward Moment”), who penned the pilot.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Ghosted also stars Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar and Amber Stevens West. Interestingly enough, the series premiered on Fox on October 1st, 2017, but debuted via streaming on Twitter on both September 21st and September 24st, 2017. Robinson, Scott, Naomi Scott, Mark Schulman, Oly Obst, Lieberstein and Gormican serve as executive producers.
For Gormican, it’s important that Ghosted be funny yet respectful of the show’s influences:
“It never slips into a parody or anything like that, and that’s one of the things that we’ve been very careful to try to stay away from. In this, the comedy should stand on its own. We’re not sending up those genres. We’re not trying to spoof shows.”